CCMT carries out direct interventions in conflictual relationships upon request by the parties themselves or observers who recognise the need for outside assistance. Most of our interventions have so far been in community conflicts that are destructive to human relationships and to the physical infrastructure as well as other developmental issues.
We prefer to use a holistic approach which includes aspects of dialogue, mediation and negotiation amongst other conflict resolution techniques. Direct interventions have taken place in the Buhera District of Manicaland Province, Chirumanzu, Tongogara and Vungu districts of Midlands Province as well as the Zaka district of Masvingo Province.
CCMT carries out indirect interventions through co-facilitation with organisations and communities. The communities and organisations involved take ownership of the process with support and guidance from CCMT.
After carrying out an analysis of the issues, CCMT together with community members, identifies the relevant stakeholders and skills that would be required to resolve the issues. These trained community members will then apply the acquired conflict management and transformation skills in their personal lives, communities, institutions or organisations.
We work to transform the ways in which societies deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. We partner with local government, civil society and communities to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies’ capacity to deal with conflicts constructively.
To find out more about the interventions that we carry out, please download our Annual Report